Meatballs with Zoodles and Parmesan - Fertility Food Plan

Meatballs with Zoodles and Parmesan

MAY 30, 2018

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These meatballs are packed with flavor, and spiralized zucchini makes a powerful low carb favorite.


Meatballs with Zoodles and Parmesan

  • Author: Rebecca Hyett. Fertility Chef
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian




  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 15g basil leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of both salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp brown unrefined sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • 40g grated cheese


  1. Using a spiralizer turn your zucchini to zoodles, put aside.
  2. Finely chop the basil leaves then put all of the ingredients for the meatballs, apart from the olive oil, into a large mixing bowl and scrunch together until really well combined. Divide into four large balls and then each ball into 6 smaller balls. Put aside and clean your hands.
  3. Put the meatball olive oil into a large frying pan and the salsa oil into a large saucepan. Once hot add the meatballs to the frying pan, turning occasionally, and the onions and garlic to the saucepan. Saute until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Once the onions are softened add the  tomatoes and using a masher squash the tomatoes. Then add balsamic and brown sugar. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer.
  5. When the meatballs are browned all over use tongs to put in the tomato sauce. Roughly chop and add the basil leaves.
  6. Meanwhile in a large heavy based pan heat the butter for the zoodles and once melted add them to the pan. Season gently and stir regularly. You want to go for al dente. About 4-5 minutes is enough.
  7. When the zoodles are cooked divide into bowls and spoon on some of the meatballs along with some of the salsa. Sprinkle with the cheese, serve and enjoy.


  • Fat: 36%
  • Carbohydrates: 23%
  • Protein: 41%

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